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State Center Specialty Care

Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn

Historical Rating
Grade: A-minus
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702 Third Street Nw,
State Center IA 50247

(641) 483-2812

90.51% estimated occupancy 1

State Center Specialty Care is a small non-profit facility located in State Center, Iowa. With an overall grade of A-, this facility is one of the higher-rated nursing homes we assessed. In fact, we ranked this facility in the top fifth of all facilities in the nation. This place's strong profile was highlighted by its inspection grade, which you can find in the next section.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • Has Family Council
  • Non profit - Corporation

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A-plus

To pair with a favorable overall grade, we gave this place an A+ for inspections. Arguably the most important factor we consider in calculating our inspection ratings is deficiencies. Deficiencies are found on a facility's recent inspection reports. Nursing homes with better grades in this category typically avoided the most severe deficiencies involving health risks or even death. This place was hit with 5 deficiencies on its inspection report, but we were relieved to see that none of the deficiencies were considered to be severe deficiencies. This means that CMS did not deem any of these deficiencies to pose an imminent threat to resident health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: A-minus

Contributing to its high-end resume, this nursing home also performed well in our long-term care area. In fact, we gave it a grade of A- for the category. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in long-term care typically provide consistent around the clock care to ensure patients are well cared for. After assessing the amount of care provided by nurses aids and other staff, we then analyzed the facility's vaccination data. This nursing home vaccinated 97.87234 percent of its residents against pneumonia. Vaccines are critical to keeping patients out of the hospital. This place was also able to keep its residents out of the hospital. It had only 1.4 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: B-plus

This nursing home is also strong in the category of short-term care, where it received a grade of B+. It performed more favorably than most nursing homes in this category. In computing our short-term care scores, we size up a facility's levels of highly skilled nursing services, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists respiratory therapists and other licensed professionals. This score is considered to be a reliable assessment of the nursing home's ability to rehabilitate patients. When we assessed this facility's nursing hours, we found it offered more care from registered nurses than most nursing homes. The last measure we considered in this area is the percentage of residents who were able to leave the nursing home and return to the community. We discovered that 0 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.

Nurse Quality

Grade: B-plus

Moving on to our final area, this facility also excelled in our nursing category. In fact, we awarded it a grade of B+ for this category. This wrapped up a very strong profile. Our nursing rating is primarily based on a facility's nurse staffing. This particular nursing home provided 3 hours of nursing care per resident per day. Lastly, we also looked at some quality-based measures in this category. This facility fared well in some of the quality-based metrics we assessed. By way of illustration, in terms of the number of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, this nursing home performed better than the national average. This is generally an indicator that a facility has reliable quality controls in place. Pressure ulcers can many times be avoided with better nursing care.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

FDCB-BB+A-AA+Oct 18Jun 22

State Center Specialty Care Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: B-plus

In State Center Specialty Care, 6.08% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This indicates the percentage of patients who have had a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers are considered to be an indicator of the quality of nursing care . Pressure ulcers, which are also referred to as bed sores, are routinely caused by residents staying in one position for too long.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: B

In State Center Specialty Care, 3.74% of Patients had Serious Falls

This tells you the percentage of patients who have had a fall which caused severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: A+

In State Center Specialty Care, 2.94% of Patients had UTIs

This tells you the percentage of residents who have had a urinary tract infection. UTI's are routinely linked to facilities with worst hygiene practices. Better hygiene protocols can limit the number likelihood of residents sustaining infections. Keep in mind that this metric is affected by by the fact that nursing homes have different reporting standards for these infections.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: C

In State Center Specialty Care, 16.71% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This statistic is a measure of the percent of long-term residents taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic medications play an important role in caring for many residents, it is important to make sure these medications are being used appropriately. In limited situations, increased usage of these drugs may mean that a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: B-minus

In State Center Specialty Care, 18.64% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This datapoint is an indication of the percentage of long-term stay patients that were administered antianxiety drugs. These drugs are given to patients experiencing anxiety and depression.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: B-plus

In State Center Specialty Care, 4.84% of Patients

This tells you the percent of residents demonstrating depressive symptoms. Higher rates of depression could be an indicator a lower level of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: B-plus

In State Center Specialty Care, 94.37% of Patients

Measures the percent of long-term stay patients who received the flu and pneumonia vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be fatal for nursing home residents, making these vaccines vital to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: B-minus

In State Center Specialty Care, 16.8% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percentage of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate decline of a resident's well-being.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In State Center Specialty Care, 20.56% Percentage of Residents

This metric tracks the percentage of long-term stay patients that were able to retain mobility.

Hospitalizations

Grade: B

In State Center Specialty Care, 1.17 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

This metric measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In State Center Specialty Care, 20.56 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This tells you the number of rehospitalizations per thousand days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement

Grade: A-minus

In State Center Specialty Care, 79.5% Percentage of Resident

This tells you the percentage of short-term patients that experienced functional improvements, such as enhanced ability to perform activities of daily living. High levels of independence with ADL's typically correlates with successful rehabilitation.

Nearby Hospitals

  • Story County HospitalCritical Access Hospitals 13.46 miles away640 South 19th Street Nevada Iowa 50201Government - Local(515) 382-2111
  • Unitypoint Health-MarshalltownAcute Care Hospitals 13.87 miles away3 S 4th Ave Marshalltown Iowa 50158Voluntary non-profit - Private(641) 754-5151

Nearby Dialysis

  • Marshalltown Mary Greeley Dialysis13.16 miles away3120 2nd St. Marshalltown Iowa 50158Dialysis Stations: 24 (641) 752-1819

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